Packers place Randall Cobb on IR, De’Vondre Campbell returns

Green Bay Packers, Randall Cobb (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Randall Cobb (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images) /

There’s good news and bad news for the Green Bay Packers.

The good news is that the Packers are getting inside linebacker De’Vondre Campbell back from the reserve/COVID-19 list, the team announced.

But the bad news is that, as expected, the Packers will be without wide receiver Randall Cobb for a little while.

Cobb, who is dealing with a core injury, has been placed on injured reserve, meaning he’s out for a minimum of three weeks. But head coach Matt LaFleur said earlier in the week that Cobb will be “out for a while”.

A core injury sidelined wide receiver Allen Lazard for around half the season in 2020. If Cobb has a similar injury, he might not be able to return until the playoffs. But it would be some story if he could return in time to help Green Bay win another championship in potentially his final year with the Packers.

Getting Campbell back from the reserve/COVID-19 list is good news, of course.

Campbell hasn’t missed a game as he was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list early in the bye week.

Campbell isn’t guaranteed to play on Sunday night as he was listed as questionable on the final injury report on Friday. But the good news is he was able to return on Friday and was a limited participant at practice.

For Cobb, the hope is that he hasn’t played his final snap of the season. Hopefully he’ll make a quick recovery and return in time for the playoffs. With five weeks still to play in the regular season, there’s still plenty of time.